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Mission Statement
The mission of Dr. Ronald E. McNair High School Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the personal/social, academic and career development of all students.
Vision Statement
The vision of Dr. Ronald E. McNair High School Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive developmental counseling program for all students to gain the knowledge and skills needed to be college and career ready which will afford the students the opportunity to “Learn to Learn”, “Learn to Work”, and “Learn to Live”. 
Counseling Department

DeAndrea Goree, Ed.S
Head Counselor
Last Names K-Z (10th, 11th & 12th grades)

DeAndrea Goree is in her sixth year at Dr. Ronald E. McNair High School. She is the Head Counselor and counsels sophomores, juniors and seniors with last names that begin in K - Z. Ms. Goree has worked in school counseling for the past sixteen years, previously working at Southwest DeKalb High School, Cedar Grove High School and Avondale High School. She holds her B.B.A. in Marketing from Savannah State University, Teacher Certification from Mercer University, M.A. in School Counseling from Clark-Atlanta University, and Ed.S in School Counseling from Troy State University. As a school counselor, Ms. Goree has been recognized twice as “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers & Educators.” Ms. Goree taught in the Atlanta Public Schools prior to becoming a school counselor. She was the department chairperson for her first grade team and was named “Teacher of the Year” 2000 - 2001 at William M. Boyd Elementary School.

Ms. Goree brings enormous experience to Dr. Ronald E. McNair High School in areas such as PSAT Coordinator, AP Coordinator, MOWR Coordinator, Senior Awards Night Coordinator, GAfutures Program Coordinator and Scholarship Coordinator, as well as counseling skills for all grade levels in the areas of academic, college, career, and personal/socioeconomic. She has also served as Governor’s Honors Program Coordinator, ASVAB Coordinator, Colleges/Universities Partnership Liaison, Honors Program Coordinator, School Counselor’s Steering Committee, High School That Work/Smaller Learning Community Critical Mass Team Member, Industry Certification Advisory Committee-Career Technology Department and Teacher Advisement Program Coordinator. Ms. Goree is recognized as a DeKalb Master School Counselor. She is a member of American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and Georgia School Counselor Association (GSCA). She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She also serves as a volunteer for Girl Scouts.

Ernetta Dailey-Worthy, Ed.S
9th grade counselor

My name is Ernetta Dailey-Worthy. I am the 9th Grade Counselor and 504 Chair at McNair High School.

I received my M. A. in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and a Specialist in Educational Leadership from Georgia College & State University.

My spare time is spent family and friends.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for assistance. Wishing everyone a great 2016-2017 school year!

Ms. Worthy

Jerel Griffin, M.Ed
Last Names A – J (10th, 11th & 12th grades)

A little about me….the ENFP Personality (“THE CAMPAIGNER”)

“It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for – and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool – for love – for your dreams – for the adventure of being alive.”

- Oriah Mountain Dreamer

I’m a dreamer, a campaigner, a helper. How may I assist you to achieve your dreams, your heart’s longing?

“The determination to outwit one's situation means that one has no models, only object lessons.”  

James Baldwin

Every single moment is a chance to be resilient, to grow, to become wiser. Are you determined to outwit your current situation to be a better you on tomorrow?

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Move on When Ready provides opportunities for high school juniors and seniors to enroll full time in post-secondary institutions to earn both high school and college credits simultaneously. For more information, please contact the Dr. Ronald E. McNair High School Counseling Office.

Counseling Center


678-874-4947 fax

678-874-4910 main office fax

Office hours:

7:45 am – 3:30 pm

Student walk-in hours:

7:45 am – 8:00 am

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

3:10 pm – 3:30 pm

Students and parents must call the counseling center to schedule an appointment with his/her counselor.

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